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This is just my stupid take on self-deprecating humor.
While most of the given facts are true, everything must be taken with a grain of salt...LITERALLY!

Which is a better school, Ateneo or La Salle?
UP, of course. As I told Vice President Teofisto Guingona (an Atenean) at a UP forum on 4 October 2002, the never-ending battle between Ateneo and La Salle is just to determine which university is the second best.
My gold medal from DLSU
I used to say that La Salle is better, but since I already earned my master's degree from that school, I'm now back to my old, ingrate self.
But La Salle let you graduate WITH HIGH DISTINCTION! How can you say things like that?
That's why I'm an ingrate, you dumb La Sallite! Your officials gave me a scholarship, took good care of me, and this is what they get in return.
Fine, you're an ungrateful person (I know what ingrate means, you snotty UP professor!). I don't see why you should also attack Ateneo. I heard that you'll be enrolling in its Ph.D in Philosophy program.
Hay, naku. I submitted my application papers in July 2002 and took the qualifying exam on 24 August 2002. I followed up the status of my application for more than a month, only to know on 2 October 2002 that my papers were missing!
Predictably, I went ballistic and sent letters of complaint to the appropriate authorities. I demanded, and immediately got, a full reimbursement of all my expenses. In my letters addressed to the Graduate School Services director and the Department of Philosophy chair, I expressed my intention not to apply EVER AGAIN for any program that Ateneo offers.
Coincidentally, I was scheduled to give a lecture on Online Publishing at the Ateneo upon the invitation of the Ateneo de Manila Council of Publications on 5 October 2002. For a second, I thought about backing out. But then again, why should I hold against students the bureaucratic incompetence of their school?
Let's talk about more juicy stuff. How would you describe your sex life?
The exact opposite of President Gloria's, only this time imagine her telling the truth at the annual luncheon of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on 9 October 2002.
Do you have a life?
Am breathing, right? Oh, you mean A LIFE! If you call checking papers while watching TV a life, along with spending weekends writing and my evenings reading and holding meetings, then I'll answer yes.
In reaction to the previous question, a Filipino who is based in Australia quipped that you, at least, have a web life. Is this true?
When she interviewed me for her radio program, I think I mentioned that just like Abu Sabaya, Spiderman is alive and kicking (or is it slinging?). Maybe that's what she meant by "web life." (Please try to laugh, okay?)
Do you have a sense of humor?
Refer to the previous question. The answer speaks for itself.
So I take it you don't have one?
It depends on where you stand. But I think we both agree that First Gentleman Mike Arroyo has a better sense of humor since he makes people laugh by just simply opening his mouth.
Are you anti-government?
The better question to ask is if we have a Philippine government in the first place. From what I know, we only have an appendage of the US bureaucracy stationed at Malacañang Palace.
Me holding a koala, Adelaide, South Australia (1995)
Posted this picture to prove that I have a life (and a borrowed KOALA to boot). This was taken at the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia. Gave a lecture series at Flinders University in 1995.
Since the first semester of AY 2002-2003, the Philippine Collegian has quoted you in some of its news stories and even reprinted a couple of your Bulatlat articles. Why does Kule (short for Collegian) love you so much?
I think Kule lowered its standards to accommodate me. I returned the gesture by exposing in my Journalism classes Kule's weaknesses in form and content. Salbahe ko, ano? (I'm bad, ain't I?)
In the same breadth, the UP Forum reprinted some of your articles and also quoted your public statements from time to time. Why does the UP administration love you?
I'm a two-timer, what can I say?
Is it true that teaching is for nerds?
Of course not! It's for those who derive pleasure from making the youth suffer. If you believe Neal Cruz (an Inquirer columnist), those who teach Journalism in particular don't make the grade. (Read: those who end up teaching are not good enough to practice the profession!).
Is it true that your students hate you?
Why? Are they still around? I thought I buried them already (with work, that is!).
Any profound advice you'd like to give to online users?
The fact that you've reached this part means only one thing. GET A LIFE!!!

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